The Center is proud to present their third Black Film Festival with the Parrish Art Museum. Powerful films will be presented and enjoyed outdoors on Friday, August 26th. This film festival is an extension of The Center’s THINKING FORWARD LECTURE SERIES. Each evening includes a short and a feature chosen by a team from The Center, The Witness Project of Long Island, the Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services, Office of Minority Health, and the Parrish Art Museum. These films raise awareness aboutmental health and the impact of gentrification specific to black communities, while depicting life-affirming personal stories of hope, resilience, and overcoming adversities.
5 PM | Tour of Another Justice: US is Them by Senior Curator Corinne Erni
5:30 PM | Reception, Mildred C. Brinn Terrace
6 PM | Welcome and Film Screening
6:45 PM | Introductions and panel
Kinks, Locs, and Love (2018, 46 min)
Directed by Lawrence Green
Black Film Festival, Part II features a screening of the film Kinks, Locs, and Love, documenting women of African descent and their hair journeys from perms to natural hair in the Washington D.C., area, showcasing the natural hair community with events, businesses, fashion figures, and bloggers. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion on black hair and its importance to health, sense of identity, community, and culture, including dermatologist Dr. Achiamah Osei-Tutu, among others.
“These talks and films have helped create deep and open conversations around racism, stereotypes, and inequalities. This Festival is an opportunity to shed light on different cultures and their life experiences. The only way that we are going to come together is to learn more about each other and to spend time with each other.” Bonnie Michelle Cannon, Executive Director Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center
RESERVE $5 friends of BRCCRC and Parrish Members/ $15 General https://327.blackbaudhosting.com/327/Black-Film-Fest-Part-II–Kinks-Locs-and-Love-with-Panel-on-black-hair